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List of recognised jurisdictions and qualified lawyers

Last updated 4 July 2014

If your jurisdiction does not appear on this list, you are not currently eligible to apply.

You must contact your home bar or law society to ask them to apply to us for recognition.

As completed surveys are returned and jurisdictions meet our published criteria, we will regularly update the list of recognised jurisdictions

Note on English language requirements

In accordance with Directive 2005/36/EC EEA (and Swiss) applicants do not have an English language requirement. Where Option 3 is indicated, this means that applicants can gain an exemption if they are able to show they satisfy the requirements of Option 3. Applicants from all other jurisdictions (marked YES) will have to evidence that they satisfy Option 1, 2 or 4 of our English language requirements.

Recognised Jurisdiction Qualified Lawyer Which form English language requirement
Albania Avokat QLTS2 Option 3
Antigua and Barbuda Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Argentina Abogado/a QLTS2 Yes
Australia Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3
Austria Rechtsanwalt QLTS1 N/A
Bangladesh Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Belgium Avocat/Advocaat/ Rechtsanwalt QLTS1 N/A
Bermuda Barrister/Advocate QLTS2 Option 3
Brazil Advogado QLTS2 Option 1, 2, 4
Bulgaria Адвокат (Advocat) QLTS1 N/A
Burundi Advocate QLTS2 Option 1, 2, 4
Cameroon Republic Advocate/Solicitor QLTS2 Yes
Canada
* If your degree was taught and assessed in English, please submit your degree certificate, and we will try to verify this. Otherwise, please contact UK NARIC for an English Language Assessment.
Alberta (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
British Columbia (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
Manitoba (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
New Brunswick (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Yes*
Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
Northwest Territories (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
Nova Scotia (Canada) Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3*
Nunavut (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
Prince Edward Island (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor/Attorney QLTS2 Option 3*
Province of Ontario (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
Quebec (Canada) Advocate/Attorney QLTS2 Yes*
Saskatchewan (Canada) Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3*
Yukon (Canada) Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3*
Chile Lawyer/Abogado QLTS2 Yes
Colombia Abogado QLTS2 Yes
Croatia Odvjetnik/Odvjetnica QLTS1 N/A
Cyprus Δικηγόρος (Dikegoros) QLTS1 N/A
Czech Republic Advokát QLTS1 N/A
Denmark Advokat QLTS1 N/A
Dominican Republic Lawyer QLTS2 Option 1, 2, 4
Egypt Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
England and Wales Barrister QLTS1 Option 3
Estonia Vandeaddvokaat QLTS1 N/A
Finland Advokar Asianajaja QLTS1 N/A
Fiji Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 1, 2, 4
France Avocat/Avocat aux Conseils/Notaire QLTS1 N/A
Georgia Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Germany Rechtsanwalt QLTS1 N/A
Ghana Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Gibraltar Solicitor/Barrister QLTS1 N/A
Greece Δικηγόρος (Dikegoros) QLTS1 N/A
Hong Kong Solicitor QLTS2 Yes
Hong Kong Barrister QLTS2 Yes
Hungary Ügyvéd QLTS1 N/A
Iceland lögmaður QLTS1 N/A
India Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Indonesia Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Ireland*
Please see How to apply.
Solicitor/Barrister QLTS1 N/A
Isle of Man Manx Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Israel Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Italy Avvocato QLTS1 N/A
Jamaica Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Japan Bengoshi QLTS2 Yes
Jersey Advocate QLTS2 Option 3
Jordan Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Kenya Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Korean Republic Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Latvia Zvērināts advokāts QLTS1 N/A
Lebanon Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Lichtenstein Rechtsanwalt QLTS1 N/A
Lithuania Advokatas QLTS1 N/A
Luxembourg Avocat QLTS1 N/A
Malawi Legal Practitioner QLTS2 Option 3
Malaysia (West) Advocate Solicitor QLTS2 Yes
Malta Avukat Prokuratur Legali QLTS1 N/A
Mauritius Barrister/Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Mexico Lawyer (Cedula Profesional) QLTS2 Yes
Moldova Lawyer from the Republic of Moldova QLTS2 Option 1, 2, 4
Montenegro Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Namibia Legal practitioner QLTS2 Yes
Nepal Adhivakta QLTS2 Yes
Netherlands Advocaat
Notaris/Kandidaat Notaris
QLTS1 N/A
New Zealand Barrister/Solicitor QLTS2 Option 3
Nigeria Solicitor/Advocate QLTS2 Option 3
Northern Ireland*
Please see How to apply.
Solicitor/Barrister QLTS1 Option 3
Norway Advokat QLTS1 N/A
Oman Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Pakistan Advocate Simplicitor/
Advocate of the High Courts/
Advocate of Supreme Court
QLTS2 Yes
Panama Abogado QLTS2 Yes
Peoples Republic of China Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Peru Abogado QLTS2 Yes
Philippines Attorney/Counsellor at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Poland Adwokat Radca Prawny QLTS1 N/A
Portugal Advogado QLTS1 N/A
Puerto Rico Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Romania Advocat/Consilier Juridic QLTS1 N/A
Russian Federation aдвокат (Advocate) QLTS2 Yes
Rwanda Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Scotland Solicitor/Advocate QLTS1 Option 3
Serbia Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Singapore Advocate/Solicitor QLTS2 Yes
Slovakia Advokát/Komerčný právnik QLTS1 N/A
Slovenia Odvetnik QLTS1 N/A
South Africa Advocate/Attorney QLTS2 Yes
Spain Abogado/Advocat/Avogado/
Abokatu/Procurador
QLTS1 N/A
Sri Lanka Attorney at law QLTS2 Yes
Sudan Advocate/Lawyer QLTS2 Yes
Sweden Advokat QLTS1 N/A
Switzerland Avocat/Rechtsanwalt QLTS1 N/A
Taiwan Attorney QLTS2 Yes
Tanzania Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Thailand Litigator QLTS2 Yes
Turkey Avukat QLTS2 Yes
Uganda Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Ukraine Advocate QLTS2 Option 1, 2, 4
United States of America
Alabama (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Arizona (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Arkansas (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
California (United States of America) Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3
Colorado (United States of America) Attorney/Counsellor-at-law QLTS2 Option 3
Connecticut (United States of America) Attorney/Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3
Florida (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Georgia (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Illinois (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Iowa (United States of America) Attorney and Counsellors QLTS2 Option 3
Kentucky (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Louisiana (United States of America) Attorney/Counsellor at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Maine (United States of America) Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3
Maryland (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Massachusetts (United States of America) Attorney and Counsellor at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Michigan (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Minnesota (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Mississippi (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Missouri (United States of America) Attorney/Counsellor at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Montana (United States of America) Licensed Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Nebraska (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Nevada (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2

Option 3

New Hampshire (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
New Jersey (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
New York State (United States of America) Attorney/Counsellor-at-Law QLTS2 Option 3
North Carolina (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Ohio (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Oklahoma (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Oregon (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Pennsylvania (United States of America) Attorney/Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3
South Carolina (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Tennessee (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Texas (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Utah (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Virginia (United States of America) Attorney/Counsellor at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Washington DC (United States of America) Attorney QLTS2 Option 3
Washington state (United States of America) Attorney at Law QLTS2 Option 3
Wisconsin (United States of America) Attorney Lawyer QLTS2 Option 3
Uruguay*
Applicants must be registered with the Uruguayan Bar Association.
Lawyer QLTS2 Option 1, 2, 4
Uzbekistan Advocate QLTS2 Yes
Venezuela Abogado QLTS2 Yes
Zambia Legal Practitioner QLTS2 Option 3
Zimbabwe Legal Practitioner QLTS2 Option 3